Everything I Know About Customer Service I Learned at Disney World

While in Disney World last week, I visited the One Man’s Dream attraction at Hollywood Studios, which is a mini-museum of sorts all about Walt Disney’s life and how he grew his company to be one of the most successful of all time. I learned that when developing his theme parks, Walt Disney wanted to do things differently and completely redefine guests’ expectations of what an amusement park could be. He firmly believed that they were putting on a show for guests. Therefore, those who worked at Disneyland (and later Disney World) were to be called “cast members” rather than “employees” (and they still are).

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